We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.
Our Education Programs
The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:
In the News
The research team of Dr. Scott Kaufmann, leader of Mayo’s Anticancer Drug Action Laboratory, and Daniel Harki, a U of M assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, Stem Cell Institute member, and director of the Harki Lab, in January saw their patent application for a method of “assessing enzyme-nucleic acid complexes” published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with Mayo and the U of M named as the assignees.
Dr. Mehmet Oz investigates and uncovers the dangers of unregulated stem cell clinics, citing absence of scientific support for treatment. Dr. Oz features a series of segments on his daytime television program that expose the scams that take advantage of the most vulnerable.
Jaime Modiano, SCI and UMN College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty member and colleague, Antonella Borgatti, developed and tested a cancer drug that they believe could someday help patients live longer and with fewer side effects. After leading a study treating dogs with HSA Sarcoma, a fast-spreading incurable cancer, Dr. Modiano said "We just never expected it was going to work as well as it did."
Weekly Research Conference
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Translational control of skeletal muscle stem cells
Colin Crist, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Cell-based therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Marina Emborg, Md/PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Physics
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Spring Break - No Research Conference
Research Conferences will resume on Wednesday, March 22, 2017